My newfound love comes from Japan. Although it’s 10 centuries old, the Western world learned about its incredible benefits quite recently. Name? Matcha and I think I cannot live without it anymore.
Like other superheroes, Matcha is no ordinary tea. It's a super drink that lowers cholesterol, is detoxifying and stress-busting. Celebrities like Lady Gaga, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow and Miranda Kerr swear by it. Trendy Instagram images also contribute to success. Japanese organization expert, Marie Kondo uses matcha as part of her meditation and tea ceremony.
Popularized in the US by Panatea founders Jessica Lloyd and David Mandelbaum, matcha spread throughout the entire world. It's the latest trend. Although, "new" is not exactly the word that best defines it.
Here's a simple and classic recipe just to help you get started.
Time 10 Minutes
You can replace the milk for alternatives ones if you're dairy intolerant or vegan. And replace the sugar for organic sugar or coconut sugar
Spoon the matcha into a mug. Slowly pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of hot water over it and whisk or mix with a spoon. It’s important not to use boiling water.
Heat your milk of choice but do not boil. Froth using a hand-held frother or electric whisk if you have one and pour over the matcha.
Enjoy as-is or with a bit of sugar for a sweeter taste.
Can also be served cold with ice cubes if you prefer a cold drink.